At least busy times, but crazy's how I feel lately. Life has been a hot mess of ups and downs that are throwin' my head for a loop and my body into sick mode, but I'm fighting as - hush hush SECRET - I have a photoshoot I am helping with Monday for some big whigs (to share later) and though I'm ecstatic, I'd like to also head up to Sedona Sunday with the bf and to do both of these things my impending illness must go to hell. And it will, because I'm taking Vitamin C and because I'm finally blogging again, which provides positive vibes to that generally despondent countenance that comes with feeling sick.
But London Fashion Week has begun and since it's my favorite, we're celebrating by kicking off Designer Month with fiber artist and designer Lorri Scott of L.A.S Fibers and Wayward Threads. I've been able to get to know Lorri the past few summers when my little paper shop takes a stand at art retreat Art Unraveled, where Lorri has taught and vended the same few years we've been there.
The talented, fashion and vintage-inspired Santa Cruz Mountains resident doesn't reside under one category, but instead describes herself as a "weaver, a dyer of cloth, creator of altered cloth books and art and a designer of garments and accessories." I've been a shopper of Lorri's for awhile and I've always been a rather geeky admirer. For a vintage lover and a person with interest in the craft of fashion, the artist's designs are a quick transportation into a Holga-tinted, fanatical world of Victorian luxury.
Each item once had a life and has adopted another one just lightly altered by Lorri's delicate hand - she loves to find vintage nightgowns or pieces with a sumptuous makeup like silk or tulle, dye the product, sew onto it embellishments or experiment with unique and natural dying techniques like eucalyptus or rust.
|Some of Lorri's sketches from her visit to Chanel in Paris|
|And here is Lorri sketching the BCBG top I was wearing!|
don't think so fast. I have a few pieces from Lorri that I've styled into my daily wardrobe for the past three years - even with leggings and black jeans. Part II will be a compilation of these outfits.
Fashion can be art everyday, in case you were wondering.
To see more of Lorri's gorgeous work, visit her blog or Wayward Threads on Etsy and L.A.S. Fibers on Etsy, where she sells her hand-dyed ribbons and accessories like the fabric seen at right.